The 8 communities of the TOC Province of St. Joseph made their advent recollection at the ICSB Hall, Malolos, Bulacan. The room was filled by TOC members coming as far from Pampanga. The recollection was facilitated by Rev. Fr. Adrian Layug. The topic focused on the parts of the Mass and its meaning to the life of the Carmelites. After the recollection, the Rite of Reception and Temporary Profession was administered to some of the members. The Acceptance of Aspirants was also held after the Holy Mass.